Unison Media is proud to welcome you back to Season 3 of its acclaimed concert series The Crypt Sessions, curated by Andrew Ousley. Please sign up to our mailing list for the chance to purchase tickets as soon as new concerts are announced! We look forward to another amazing year. Also, we were honored to have Conrad Tao’s Crypt Session be selected as one of The New York Times’ “Best Classical Music Performances of 2017”!
And let us please take a moment to thank our amazing, amazing sponsor Yamaha for generously providing their world-class pianos!
Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time was composed in a Nazi prison camp, where it was premiered in the pouring rain by starving inmates playing on broken instruments. To this day, it stands as one of the most utterly profound and transcendent meditations on mortality and eternity - music steeped in mystery, born out of a deep faith unshaken by the horrors surrounding it. It shows us a vision of immorality that lies in songs of the birds, the trills in the trees, shimmering rainbows, and a single cello line reaching toward the divine.
Each of the four performers - Stefan Jackiw, Jay Campbell, Orion Weiss and Yoonah Kim - could fill a concert hall on their own. But this classical supergroup will come together in the Crypt to pour their near-limitless musical talents into a single, unified expression of what it means to find beauty in the darkness.
Come stand at the edge of the abyss with us, and listen to something that will remind you that there will always be things in life that are beyond our comprehension.
“The numinous setting of Crypt Sessions lends emotional power to the series’ genre-bending programs.”
The Church of the Intercession is an Episcopal Church located on West 155th and Broadway in New York City, convenient to the 1, C, B and D trains. At Intercession you will be surrounded by a beautiful building but more importantly in an open and welcoming community.